2 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, Fully Equipped House right on Corcega Beach
About Nancy Renee
My mom and her friend, two teachers, went on a vacation together, travelling around Puerto Rico. When they discovered Rincon, they fell in love with it and decided to come back with their husbands. The two couples had discovered their perfect Caribbean refuge. They looked for a house on a calm beach and found this one in the perfect location. They bought the house, totally gutted it, rebuilt it and spent winters here together. After my mother brought me in on the secret, we decided to build Casa Tamara next door. The two couples vacationed at Casa Serena as much as they could and eventually started renting it when they weren't there. The other couple loved Rincon so much that they moved to Rincon permanently when they retired. When my husband and kids and I went to Rincon the first time, it was love at first sight! We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of everyone in Rincon. It offered something for everyone; my daughter likes to sunbathe and swim and relax in our back yard, my son likes all kinds of water sports, my husband and I like to try all the new restaurants, relax and do some sightseeing. A number of years ago, I took over the rentals and truly enjoy spreading the message of this very special vacation town.
Nancy Renee purchased this House in 1990
Why Nancy Renee chose Stella
My mom was early to discover Rincon and really found a house in the perfect location. We are on the best beach for swimming and since it is in a residential community, it is not filled with tourists, so most of the time the only people on the beach are the people renting the houses along the beach. It is almost like having a private beach and yet we are close to a supermarket, shops, restaurants and a short walk down the beach from a small family hotel with a beach bar, restaurant and equipment rentals. If you anyone wants to surf, it is a short drive to the surfing beaches.
What makes this House unique
Besides the best location in Rincon, our homes have other unique advantages. We have a fenced in garden yard, great for children to runaround and play without you being worried that they will run right into the water and also great for sunbathing or reading in our lounge chairs and hammocks. Our homes are not built right up to the houses on both sides, there is a private driveway for off street parking for each rental. AND it is a short walk to Villa Cofresi, with beach bar and restaurant and rentals of kayaks, jet skiis, paddle boards etc. And 3 blocks to the supermarket and a few restaurants and shops. Really the best location.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing ocean views, great deck and private beach, apartment a bit disappointing for the $
We loved Casa Serena's views, beach and deck. If you enjoy ocean views, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. this is a terrific spot. The outdoor shower, deck, patio furniture are all great. There is grill and some beach toys for kids. The patio is wonderful. The apartment has everything you need, very well equipment but definitely has some miles on it. Nancy was very responsive in fixing some minor things but I feel like the maintenance should be done before I arrive not while I'm there. Things like stained beach towels (small stains), noisy ceiling fans (2 of 4 made noise on and off), a leaking shower and missing faucet sprayer irritated us but are truly minor. However, for the price I think some updates / upgrades are merited. For example the dresser drawers are so poorly made they sort of fall out in your hands. The location is very convenient to Rincon. The noise level in this heavily populated area was disturbing at times, but this I'm sure is the same in most areas around Rincon. Bottom line, we are had wonderful two week vacation at Casa Serena - nice little apartment in a wonderful beach location. I would rate the view, beach, deck, shower, patio and location as five stars and the apartment as two stars, for a total rating of four stars.
I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry about the minor issues you mention. If you had let us know right away, we would have come over and fixed everything immediately. We did take care of all of those things as soon as you departed before the next guests arrived. We always take care of all problems as soon as we are told about them. With a house right on the beach, there are always problems caused by the moist sea air and we try to keep on top of everything. Our rate for Christmas is higher than our normal rate, which is typical of all vacation rentals. Again, thanks for letting us know about the minor issues and I am glad you enjoyed your visit.
Absolutely perfect vacation house !
We love the house Serena. It was the perfect size for a family of 4 and the fenced yard was ideal for a toddler to run around and not have to worry about going in the road or the water. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the stunning sunset views right outside your door! We will most definitely be back and so glad we found our vaca spot to return to for many years to come. Thank you so much !!
We are so gratified that you enjoyed your visit to Casa Serena. We take great care in making sure we have everything to make our guests comfortable, so it is great to hear that we have succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Thanks for being such great guests.
Great location!!! on the beach walking distance to everything.
Perfect location, safe area close to restaurants, stores and bakeries. Could use some updating, will definitely be staying here again.
House is right on the beach, with a large fenced yard.
Nice house. Well equipped kitchen. The ocean is right outside the fenced back yard. The sunsets are beautiful, coffee on the veranda in the mornings.
Thanks for trusting that our home, our beach and our beautiful town of Rincon are back! Thank you for your appreciation of our home, our beautiful back yard and our fantastic sunsets. I hope you will come back and recommend us to your friends and family. We need to spread the word that Rincon is up and running and needs visitors to bring the economy back. Thanks very much.
My best wishes,
Enjoyed our stay at Casa Serena!
Just returned from a lovely vacation in Rincon, PR. I had booked the trip before hurricane Maria hit the island and decided not to cancel my plans, because I knew that by February, Rincon would be needing tourists to come back again. And besides that, I love going to Rincon each winter.
There were three of us staying at the Casa Serena, including my 85 yr old mother. It was our first time staying at the Casa Serena. Originally, we were booked into a different house which we have frequented over the years, but due to nearby construction disturbances, the owner advised us to not use their house at that time. So, I found nearby Casa Serena to be available for the same dates. The owner, Nancy, was very accommodating for our last minute change of plans.
We had seen photos on the website of the palm trees in the garden, but Maria had wiped those out. However, Nancy has made sure that the garden and patio are in tip top shape for guests. The lawn is finished, there are ample chairs and chaise lounges to choose from to relax and soak in the beautiful view of the ocean. We saw some amazing sunsets from the garden most evenings as we sipped wine and ate snacks.
There is shade provided by awnings for anyone needing a respite from the sun, right by the beach. There's also an outdoor shower to rinse off sand after going on the beach.
There was a lot of the beach lost in this area of Rincon, but there is plenty to sit on and walk along by Casa Serena. The beach is coming back, we noticed a difference in the time we were there. I went snorkeling most days in front of the house and swam parallel to the beach. I actually saw a lot more fish than I have in previous years in the same area. It's a very safe spot for swimming and snorkeling. The pelicans are still as entertaining to watch as always, as they soar and dive for fish.
The neighborhood is pretty quiet, you can hear a rooster crowing now and then and occasionally some local dogs will make themselves heard. It was lovely hearing the waves every night before falling asleep.
The house itself is great. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table with a view of the ocean. Or you can eat outside on the patio, with an overhead fan/light. There are plenty of beach chairs and towels provided. We felt very much at home during our stay. It was also a very peaceful and tranquil setting.
All the shops and services in Rincon are open. Thank you Nancy, for providing us with a great place to stay!
Great getaway on the beach
CASA SERENA - Al & Jeanne from Denver
We visited Puerto Rico for a week late January, 2018 and stayed at Casa Serena. We were thinking of postponing the visit because of concerns with hurricane damage, but both Nancy and old friends of ours who live in Isabela convinced us that many areas, including Rincon and much of the western portion of the Island, had bounced back and was open for business. We are glad we went; it turned out there would have been no reason to postpone. Although we could still see signs of damage in many areas and some businesses were still closed, Casa Serena was pretty much fully restored (except for portions of the landscaping), and the Rincon area was definitely up and running. Most businesses were open, including stores, restaurants, and most tourist attractions. We had no problem getting groceries, beer, ice, water, and you name it, and all of the roads we travelled were open. Power and water were on and uninterrupted at Casa Serena. We also went to San Juan and toured the streets of Old San Juan and the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the several-hundred-year-old fort that surrounds Old San Juan. Old San Juan was definitely open for business, the tour of the fort was very interesting. Our friends who grew up in Puerto Rico were not there during Maria but moved back down there to retire in October. They said most of the vegetation was stripped and it looked like an atom bomb had gone off at that time. However, by January, most of the vegetation looked almost normal because of how fast things grow in the tropics. The beaches looked like they were nearly as beautiful as ever, including the one directly in front of Casa Serena.
As far as Casa Serena, we loved the place. We have rented several ocean-front places in the past, and Casa Serena has pretty much everything we look for, particularly a nice yard with places to just sit and watch the waves roll in. You can even sit right on the sandy beach directly in front of the yard. The unit was equipped with most of what you would need to prepare your own meals, although there are plenty of restaurants within a few minutes drive, and some within walking distance. Nancy was very helpful in providing us with information on Rincon. I always seem to sleep better when I can hear the waves through the night. You do kind of have to get used to the neighborhood sounds like the roosters crowing early in the morning, but we would recommend it to anyone.
Dear Al and Jeanne,
It was a pleasure having you as our guests and I truly appreciate your review, because it confirms for visitors that Casa Serena is back to normal and that our property has been restored after hurricane Maria. As you wrote, Rincon is back to its great pre hurricane condition, so we want all visitors to know that we are welcoming everyone back to our houses and to Rincon. Thanks again and we
hope to welcome you back anytime.
Rincon, a small town on Puerto Rico's unspoiled West Coast, is known for its several MILES of sandy Caribbean beaches, the best big wave surfing anywhere in the Atlantic, terrific fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling, off-shore scuba diving, whale watching and much more. The area hosts many fine restaurants. El Faro, Rincon's lighthouse offers stunning views of the ocean and is one of two passive whale watching parks in the world. The surrounding area offers interesting side trips like coffee plantations, spectacular mountain driving, mini rain forests, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, Cabo Rojo's salt flats, Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope and the biologically wondrous Phosphorescent Bay. Golfing is available 25 minutes north in Aguadilla and casino gambling is 20 minutes south in Mayaguez.
Other Activities: kayaking, beachcombing, relaxing
Three airports serve Rincon, Aguadilla Airport, Mayaguez Airport and San Juan Airport